Store Clerk Fends of Armed Gunman … With Hot Lead

Clerk Guns Down Thug

Fox Carolina’s headline is a bit misleading. They say “Two shot During Robbery Attempt in Anderson” but what they fail to mention is that the clerk gunned down the robber after the thug shot him. The clerk was only shot in the hand so this is a happy ending and yet another victory for the Second Amendment:

The shooting happened at the Eastside Food Mart at 609 E. Whitner Street at about 11 a.m.

Randall Williams, of the Anderson Police Department, said that a 17-year-old walked into the store armed with a gun. He said that the clerk pulled out his own gun and a shootout began.

Williams said that the clerk was shot in the hand. He said the teen was shot in the chest and arm and ran out of the store. He said that the teen was later found collapsed on Jefferson Street.

I’m glad the clerk was able to exercise his Constitutional rights and defend himself.

Update: The Independent Mail reports that the owner is fine and back on the job:

ANDERSON — A store owner in Anderson was shot and he returned fire this morning shooting at least one person.

The shootings happened inside the Eastside Foodmart store at 609 Whitner St. and Dickens Avenue.

The store owner, an Ethiopian man whose name and age have not been released by police, was shot in the hand. He was back at his store around 12:30 p.m. with a bandaged right hand.

The owner shot a black male between 17 and 18 years old in the chest and wrist, according to Randall Williams, public information officer for the city of Anderson Police Department. Police have not released the name of that man.

That man went from the store to a friend’s house at 114 Jefferson Ave, Williams said.

He was taken from the Jefferson Avenue scene by ambulance to AnMed Health Medical Center.


The store has been opened for about a week or a week and a half and is a typical community grocery-type store, said Dale Powell, who lives nearby but was not around when the shooting happened.

“They’re nice people,” Powell said, about the owner and his wife.

And we wish them the best.


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